In February 2019, the team of “Mum’s Vaccination Tool” (MVT) visited communities and health facilities in remote areas in Kenya.
MVT is part of GIZ’s 2018 Innovation Fund, which aims to promote data-driven solutions for sustainable development. MVT supports health workers to increase immunization rates in hard-to-reach communities by improving the management of vaccination services. 1 out of 5 children still lack full immunization today. Access to quality health services is still a major issue in remotes areas in less-developed countries. A group of passionate innovators from GIZ Proklima (opens in a new window), GIZ PROFILE, the SolarChill (opens in a new window) project, a pediatrician from Germany & a medical doctor from Naikarra Health dispensary in Kenya, are developing an app to support health workers plan & conduct vaccination services. With the installation of solar-powered, environmentally friendly vaccine refrigerators to ensure availability of quality vaccines, the development of the MVT app aims to improve the delivery of vaccination services to local communities.
Together with 5 fellow teams (opens in a new window), MVT was chosen among more than 100 projects to take part in the 7-month Accelerator program of GIZ’s 2018 Innovation Fund. Guided by a human-centered design approach, the MVT team has conducted user research, tested prototypes and developed a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) from the initial project proposal. The final MVPs will be pitched to the Innovation Fund jury on May 22nd 2019.
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